NCWIT 2023 AiC Award Recipients
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 20,000 students have received an Award for AiC.
Please join us in congratulating our Mass Academy 2023 NCWIT AiC Award recipients:
Erika Lam received a 2023 Affiliate Winner Award! A link to her profile and award can be found here.
Rianna Santra received a 2023 National Honorable Mention Award and an Affiliate Winner Award! A link to her profile and awards can be found here.
Award recipients were selected from more than 3,300 applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, all U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.
Each recipient will receive recognition and prizes: induction into the AiC Community of more than 22,000 women, genderqueer, or non-binary technologists, access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities, and more.
NCWIT is the farthest-reaching network of change leaders focused on advancing innovation by correcting underrepresentation in computing. NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
We are very proud of our young innovators and encourage all to pursue their passions in computing and technology!